Brigitte Bardot, convicted again:
A Paris court also handed down a $23,325 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner. The court also ordered Bardot to pay $1,555 in damages to MRAP.
A leading French anti-racism group known as MRAP filed a lawsuit last year over a letter she sent to then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy. The remarks were published in her foundation's quarterly journal.
In the December 2006 letter to Sarkozy, now the president, Bardot said France is "tired of being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts."
This is, if my count is correct, the fifth time Mme. Bardot has been convicted of "hate speech" in France. She was previously fined for telling Le Figaro in 1999 that "my country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims" and writing in her autobiography of an impending "Islamisation of France."
reason on "hate speech" and "hate crimes."